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Archer Coe has been found dead in his locked bedroom. The cops consider it suicide, but Philo believes otherwise. When the Coroner shows up, he finds that Archer had been hit with a blunt object, stabbed and shot - making suicide unlikely. When the evidence points to his brother, Brisbane is found stabbed to death in the closet. Archer had a number of enemies, any one of which would have been glad to knock him off, but which one did and how did the murder occur in a room looked from the inside. Only one man, the keen, fascinating, debonair detective Philo Vance, would be able to figure out who is the killer.http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024210/
This movie is part of the collection: Feature Films
Producer: Michael Curtiz
Audio/Visual: sound, black and white
Keywords: Philo Vance; William Powell; Michael Curtiz; SS Van Dine: Locked room mystery
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Subject: Kennel Murder Case
"Oh, I always wear red flannel underwear."
Gonna give it four stars although I shouldn't because Philo should have known the difference between a revolver and an automatic. Still, I enjoyed the silliness.
Subject: enjoy! enjoy!
I love all of William Powell movie that I have seen and this is one more that I love seening.
Subject: Excellent Movie with William Powell
William Powell is excellent as Philo Vance in "The Kennel Murder Case." An excellent plot, well paced, with the mystery holding until the end. Eugene Pallette does his usual good job in the main supporting role. Overall, an enjoyable film, which holds up after 77 years.
Im so happy Ive found this fantastic site, after watching this great movie, William Powell is a very good actor of outstanding ability.
An ealier review has said he wishes Mr Powell had made more of the Philo Dectective movies well guess what he actually did. and here they are (also some other actors who likewise played philo)
The Canary Murder Case (1929) with William Powell as Philo Vance.
The Greene Murder Case (1929) with William Powell as Philo Vance.
The Benson Murder Case (1930) with William Powell as Philo Vance.
The Bishop Murder Case (1930) with Basil Rathbone as Philo Vance.
The Kennel Murder Case (1933) with William Powell as Philo Vance.
The Dragon Murder Case (1934) with Warren William as Philo Vance.
The Casino Murder Case (1935) with Paul Lukas as Philo Vance.
The Garden Murder Case (1936) with Edmund Lowe as Philo Vance.
The Scarab Murder Case (1936) with Wilfrid Hyde-White as Philo Vance. Reportedly, no prints exist of this British production.
Night of Mystery (1937) (based on The Greene Murder Case) with Grant Richards as Philo Vance. Reportedly, no prints exist outside of university/museum collections.
The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939) with Warren William as Philo Vance, billed below Gracie Allen.
Calling Philo Vance (1940) (very loosely based on The Kennel Murder Case) with James Stephenson as Philo Vance.
Philo Vance Returns (1947) with William Wright as Philo Vance.
Philo Vance's Gamble (1947) with Alan Curtis as Philo Vance.
Philo Vance's Secret Mission (1947) with Alan Curtis as Philo Vance.
Subject: How I love it.
They just don't make them like this any more. Today is just sex and violence. The Brits still make the old kind but the Americans have lost the touch. Such a shame.
Subject: Best of the 4 Philo Vance movies
This was William Powell working up his Thin Man characterization. In the Philo Vance movies he starts out obviously trying to find a way to play a playboy detective. As he moves through the 4 movies you can see him begin to really hit his stride in the 3rd movie. In 'The Kennel Murder Case', you can see he has the role figured out, and is playing it with gusto. When he lands the Thin Man role, it is obviously because of his Philo Vance characterization in this movie. It's too bad he didn't keep doing more Philo Vance movies as well; then we would have twice as many great William Powell detective movies to watch. Enjoy this one, it's a peach!
This baffling murder mystery has Van Dine's detective Philo Vance solve a case with a surfeit of suspects and evidence with few clues. William Powell, as always, is great as the detective. The story moves quickly at the beginning, then slows but stays engaging. The ending seemed weak.
I downloaded the DivX file, which showed lots of dirt and scratches, is somewhat washed out, but is still easy to watch. The audio is fine.